A Review: SHADOWMAN #11

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SHADOWMAN #11 from Valiant Comics. The story is by Jim Zub, with art by Miguel Sepulveda, colors by Brian Rever, and letters by Dave Sharpe.

It’s Halloween in New Orleans, and Jack Boniface’s string of bad luck continues. It gets worse as trouble-making spirit creatures appear and inhabit the bodies of a couple of guys out to celebrate the holiday (and get drunk). Will the timely assistance of Dr. Mirage help Jack wrangle in these creatures before someone gets hurt or killed?

This is a done-in-one story, so it’s a perfect jumping on point for anyone who wants to try the book (and you should). I’ve like Jim Zub’s SKULLKICKERS, so when I heard he was doing this one-shot, I knew it would be a good read. I was not disappointed. Miguel Sepulveda’s art and Brian Rever’s colors set a great eerie backdrop for the story’s action. There will be several Halloween themed stories this month, and this is a great start. However, with SHADOWMAN, you can be in the spirit (and read a really well done book) all year round.

SHADOWMAN #11 is in stores now, or you can go to their website www.ValiantUniverse.com.